Meidericher Schiffswerft in Duisburg has handed over a floating bucket dredger
– the 428th newbuilding since the shipyard was founded in 1898.
The newbuilding, for service in gravel extraction on the left bank of the
Rhine near Moers, has an hourly extraction capacity of 700 tons and a maximum
dredging depth of 13 metres.
The dredger is linked to the bank by means of a floating conveyor, which also
carries the vessel’s electrical supply. The dredger is equipped with several
winches which are used to anchor it during dredging work. The winches are
individually operated from the control bridge when the dredger is being moved
to a dredging location.
Particular value has been placed by the customer on the dredger’s extremely
quiet operation and on its high operational durability. The materials used
in the vessel’s construction are low-maintenance, operationally safe and
The crew of two is provided with a recreational area below deck where supply
and waste disposal systems as well as a number of storage and working rooms
The dredger control bridge is located midships on the main deck and is a flexibly
mounted unit, comfortably equipped. From here the master of the dredger can
enjoy an all-round view and control and monitor the whole bucket ladder, ejection
area, winches, dredger belt and the connected conveyor belt.
The newbuilding boasts the most modern dredger technology currently available
and carries an EU standards certificate.
The Meidericher Schiffswerft is a yard which is well used to building specialist
vessels. Its newbuilding production pallet in the river and port sector includes
automatic suction dredgers, hopper motorships, hopper barges, floating grab
units and all types of elevated pontoons – including units which can be dismantled
for rail or truck transport. The yard has already built pontoons of up to
10,000 dwt, for, among others, the marine technology and offshore sectors.
It also builds a wide range of other vessel types including school and
hotel ships, police workboats, passenger vessels, ice breakers, floating pump
stations, bilge removal vessels and fire extinguishing boats.
You can obtain further details at:
Schiffswerft GmbH & Co. KG
47138 Duisburg, Germany, Europe
Fone: (0049)203-44 90 60